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The Bridestones

Burial Chamber


From J D Sainters "Scientific Rambles Round Macclesfield" 1878:

'East of this sephulchral cell or monument, there stood six or eight upright stones or monoliths, from 8-10feet in height and six feet apart, which formed a circle 27 feet in diameter; and two other stones stood north by south within this circle, which may have been the remains of a cromlech or dolmen that had contained a burial by process of cremation, since the soil is reported black with charcoal ashes. Another stone stood six yards east from this circle, succeeded by one six yards beyond it......'
stubob Posted by stubob
9th December 2007ce
Edited 9th December 2007ce

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